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Honor Student
Posts: 4
Member Since: ‎11-29-2010
Message 1 of 3 (1,083 Views)

ink usage

i bought a new printer a year ago with my main concern being with ink usage.  our last printer would sit inactive and off  for 3-4 weeks at a time and i was constantly replaceing dead cartridges.  maybe 40 or 50  pgs (mostly b/w) from websites.  the salesman said that printers need to be on 24/7 and this would solve my issue.   so i bought the officejet 6500 and 12 months later, i've already gone through 3 sets of cartridges!  so my question is: do ink cartridges need to be used more than 5 to 10 pages every month to keep them from drying out and does leaving the printer on make a difference?


thanks for any input


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Member Since: ‎10-20-2014
Message 2 of 3 (646 Views)

Re: ink usage

i would like to know how to rejuivante my ink cartridge after long periods of not using my printer

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Member Since: ‎10-19-2015
Message 3 of 3 (358 Views)

Re: ink usage

10-19-2015 7:42 AM

I use my printer every day. I sometimes print up to 60 copies a day. I always check my ink levels before I start printing. My ink level can be 70-80%. I start to print 20 colored copies, but after 12-15 copies printed, my ink level has dropped to low and my project has already lost most of it's color. I am going through way too many ink cartridges. I may go through 3 color cartridges a month, trying to print 250 copies. Each cartridge says it should print up to 160 copies. I am using  Hp Tri Color cartridges 61 in my 2540 all-in-one HP deskjet printer.

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